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Feb - 2022 -
03 February
Dave Heller, TCA Vice President of Government Affairs, and Kathryn Pobre, TCA Manager of Government Affairs

Viewpoint: FMCSA finalizes new training requirements for CDL

The introduction of the entry-level driver training rule is a boon for truck safety and could help reduce the industry’s driver shortage and retention concerns.

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Jan - 2022 -
18 January
Dave Heller, TCA Vice President of Government Affairs, and Kathryn Pobre, TCA Manager of Government Affairs

Viewpoint: Trucking’s welcome message to teens

For years, the industry has asked for the ability to expand its driver workforce. FMCSA’s apprenticeship program is that opportunity, and now is time to jump on this opportunity.

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04 January
Dave Heller, TCA Vice President of Government Affairs, and Kathryn Pobre, TCA Manager of Government Affairs

Viewpoint: Clearinghouse queries come due

Carriers need to ramp up education efforts on Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse testing to help drivers understand the zero-tolerance approach to safety-conscious driving positions.

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Dec - 2021 -
01 December
Dave Heller, TCA Vice President of Government Affairs, and Kathryn Pobre, TCA Manager of Government Affairs

Commentary: Trucking vs. the diesel shortage

While times of uncertainty like these can be troubling, what goes up must come down – or at least level off. The price of diesel fuel is projected to lower to a national average of $3.09 in middle and latter parts of the coming year, offering a sigh of relief for trucking.

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Nov - 2021 -
15 November
Dave Heller, TCA Vice President of Government Affairs, and Kathryn Pobre, TCA Manager of Government Affairs

We got infrastructure! Now what?

Passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act means the industry has a path forward on infrastructure investment, and several additional provisions will benefit trucking in the future.

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Oct - 2021 -
29 October
15 October
Dave Heller, TCA Vice President of Government Affairs, and Kathryn Pobre, TCA Manager of Government Affairs

Not just lip service on safety

The nation’s safest fleet represent the best the industry has to offer. Applications are now being accepted for TCA’s 2022 Fleet Safety Awards. Deadline is Nov. 1.

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01 October
Dave Heller, TCA Vice President of Government Affairs, and Kathryn Pobre, TCA Manager of Government Affairs

Meera Joshi on track to lead FMCSA

FMCSA Deputy Administrator Meera Joshi indicated her strong support for safety technologies during her nomination hearing to take over agency, noting that safety is the common goal of both the industry and the agency.

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Sep - 2021 -
15 September
Dave Heller, TCA Vice President of Government Affairs, and Kathryn Pobre, TCA Manager of Government Affairs

What’s going on in Washington?

As Congress works to pass two separate funding bills while dealing with the fallout of Afghanistan and severe weather across the country, the trucking industry sits and waits.

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